Jack's Precious Moment

Jack's Precious Moment
by Samuel D. Hunter

Productions (6)
  • Black Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m, 1 either (5 actors possible: 1-2 f, 3-4 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-500-1

Jack's Precious Moment
by Samuel D. Hunter

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Productions (6)
  • Black Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m, 1 either (5 actors possible: 1-2 f, 3-4 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal.

A video of Iraqi insurgents beheading Jack Lewis has just been released over the Internet. Back home in Idaho, his fundamentalist Christian family is trying to grieve while fending off the media. Jack's widow Karen decides to seek answers at the holiest place she knows: the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, Missouri. Along for the ride are Jack's father and his brother Bib, dealing with his own mounting spiritual crisis. With the help of a teardrop-eyed angel and a carnie named Chuck, the Lewis family struggles to understand what exactly they've lost.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

A video of Iraqi insurgents beheading Jack Lewis has just been released over the Internet. Back home in Idaho, his fundamentalist Christian family is trying to grieve while fending off the media. Jack's widow Karen decides to seek answers at the holiest place she knows: the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, Missouri. Along for the ride are Jack's father and his brother Bib, dealing with his own mounting spiritual crisis. With the help of a teardrop-eyed angel and a carnie named Chuck, the Lewis family struggles to understand what exactly they've lost.

  • Black Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m, 1 either (5 actors possible: 1-2 f, 3-4 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-500-1

Published Reviews

"[Hunter] probes the very roots of American identity by way of its latest national crisis, engaging a foreign war from the home front, and questioning the value and role of religious belief in the most fundamental and relatable ways."

Benjamin Sutton, The L Magazine

"...a quirky black comedy...a stylized dark lark in the tradition of John Guare and Christopher Durang..."

David Cote, Time Out New York

"Bib's crisis of faith is very real - and treated with a clarity and lack of condescension that is increasingly rare on stage."

Mark Peikert, Backstage

Production History

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FEB 02, 2012 - FEB 25, 2012
Will Act For Food
Chicago, IL United States
Will Act For Food Chicago, IL United States
MAY 21, 2010 - JUN 13, 2010
Page 73 Productions at 59E59 Theaters
New York, NY United States
Page 73 Productions at 59E59 Theaters New York, NY United States
JAN 24, 2010 - JAN 24, 2010
Staged Reading with Partial Comfort Productions at the Wild Project ("God of Meat")
New York, NY United States
Staged Reading with Partial Comfort Productions at the Wild Project ("God of Meat") New York, NY United States
JAN 23, 2010 - JAN 23, 2010
Staged Reading with HotInk International Festival of Play Readings (under the title "God of Meat")
New York, NY United States
Staged Reading with HotInk International Festival of Play Readings (under the title "God of Meat") New York, NY United States
JUN 23, 2009 - JUN 23, 2009
Staged Reading at the Lark Play Development Center (under the title "God of Meat")
New York, NY United States
Staged Reading at the Lark Play Development Center (under the title "God of Meat") New York, NY United States
MAR 30, 2009 - MAR 30, 2009
Staged Reading with the Playwrights Foundation (under the title "God of Meat")
San Francisco, CA United States
Staged Reading with the Playwrights Foundation (under the title "God of Meat") San Francisco, CA United States
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MAY 21, 2010 - JUN 13, 2010
Page 73 Productions at 59E59 Theaters
New York, NY United States
Page 73 Productions at 59E59 Theaters New York, NY United States